Dense Cassia

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Senna artemisioides subsp. sturtii

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Attractive Garden Plant: Common and widespread in a range of habitats across inland Australia, this species grows up to 2m and produces masses of sweetly-scented yellow flowers in the cooler months. Like Silver Cassia, it is somewhat short-lived, but is easy to propagate and keep in cultivation. The obvious difference between Silver Cassia and Dense Cassia is the leaves: Silver Cassia has silvery leaves with each leaflet being a tube with a groove running down it; Dense Cassia has less silvery leaves, with leaflets
that are either flat, or in-rolled to form a U shape.